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Identification Deity Vajrabhairava with Retinue
Artist
Anonymous (Tibet)
Unknown author
Title
Identification Deity Vajrabhairava with Retinue
Description
English: The identification deity Vajrabhairava conquers death and is an aspect of the bodhisattva of wisdom, Manjusri (whose head is his crowning head). He masters a buffalo demon, who stands for ignorance, and has incorporated a buffalo head among his own. At the very top is a small figure of Buddha Shakyamuni; among those joining him are Atisha (died 1054), who carried Buddhist texts from India to Tibet, and the reformist teacher Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), founder of the Gelugpa order. At bottom center is the red Mahakala, a protector deity.
Date 18th century
date QS:P571,+1750-00-00T00:00:00Z/7
Medium paint on cotton
medium QS:P186,Q174219;P186,Q11607438,P518,Q861259
Dimensions 35 × 22.5 ″ (88.9 × 57.1 cm)
institution QS:P195,Q210081
Accession number
35.293
Place of creation east Tibet
Object history
  • John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
  • : given to Walters Art Museum
Exhibition history Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque. 2001-2003.
Credit line gift of John and Berthe Ford,
Source Walters Art Museum: Nuvola filesystems folder home.svg Home page Information icon.svg Info about artwork
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Identification Deity Vajrabhairava with Retinue
Artist
Anonymous (Tibet)
Unknown author
Title
Identification Deity Vajrabhairava with Retinue
Description
English: The identification deity Vajrabhairava conquers death and is an aspect of the bodhisattva of wisdom, Manjusri (whose head is his crowning head). He masters a buffalo demon, who stands for ignorance, and has incorporated a buffalo head among his own. At the very top is a small figure of Buddha Shakyamuni; among those joining him are Atisha (died 1054), who carried Buddhist texts from India to Tibet, and the reformist teacher Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), founder of the Gelugpa order. At bottom center is the red Mahakala, a protector deity.
Date 18th century
date QS:P571,+1750-00-00T00:00:00Z/7
Medium paint on cotton
medium QS:P186,Q174219;P186,Q11607438,P518,Q861259
Dimensions 35 × 22.5 ″ (88.9 × 57.1 cm)
institution QS:P195,Q210081
Accession number
Exhibition history Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque. 2001-2003.
Credit line gift of John and Berthe Ford,
Ownership history
  • John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
  • : given to Walters Art Museum
east Tibet
Source/Photographer Walters Art Museum: Nuvola filesystems folder home.svg Home page Information icon.svg Info about artwork
Permission
(Reusing this file)
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